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By Gerald Stone

whereas many reflect on eu background by way of the foremost states that this day make up the map of Europe, this process has a tendency to miss submerged international locations just like the Wends, the westernmost Slavs who as soon as inhabited the lands which later grew to become East Germany and Western Poland. This booklet examines the decline and slow erosion of the Wends from the time once they occupied all of the land among the River Elbe and the River Vistula round 800 advert to the current, the place they nonetheless live to tell the tale in tiny enclaves south of Berlin (the Wends and Sorbs) and west of Danzig (the Kashubs).

Slav Outposts in principal eu History - which additionally comprises quite a few photographs and maps - places the tale of the Wends, the Sorbs and the Kashubs in a much broader ecu context in an effort to extra sophisticate our knowing of ways ethnic teams, societies, confessions and states have flourished or floundered within the quarter. it really is a massive booklet for all scholars and students of principal ecu heritage and the heritage of ecu peoples and states extra generally.

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Slav Outposts in Central European History: The Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs

Whereas many ponder ecu heritage by way of the foremost states that this present day make up the map of Europe, this method has a tendency to miss submerged countries just like the Wends, the westernmost Slavs who as soon as inhabited the lands which later grew to become East Germany and Western Poland. This ebook examines the decline and sluggish erosion of the Wends from the time once they occupied all of the land among the River Elbe and the River Vistula round 800 advert to the current, the place they nonetheless live on in tiny enclaves south of Berlin (the Wends and Sorbs) and west of Danzig (the Kashubs).

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